City: Spokane Valley, WA
Her words: “Experience really matters. When I first got elected, I had a lot of skills and background that helped me get through, but, ultimately, nothing can replace experience. Unless you’ve been a council member, no matter how much you get involved, you just don’t know what goes on behind the scenes and how much of a job it really is.”
Her pitch: “The reason I’m running for re-election is because I believe our city deserves good representation. I feel like I am doing a really good job, and I want to continue, because it’s important – especially since our city is getting bigger – that we continue going in a positive direction.”
Education: Earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and sociology from Gonzaga University and an associates degree from Spokane Community College.
Political experience: Has served on the Spokane Valley City Council since 2017. Former vice president of student government at Spokane Community College.
Work experience: Former office manager for Stahl Optical. Was a 911 operator and program support specialist at Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council. Served on the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office’s Citizens Advisory Board.
Family: Married to Chad Peetz.
- Web: reelectpeetz.com
Father of Spokane Valley councilwoman loses Spokane City Hall job following investigation into unfair campaigning
Bob West, father of Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Brandi Peetz, said he wasn’t using his public computer at City Hall to campaign on her behalf against Caleb Collier. He was terminated from a position in the city’s probation services office in what Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and others said was a continuation of a bitter campaign that could alter politics in Spokane Valley.
Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins narrowly held on to his position Tuesday in a vote that shows a divided City Council. In two 4-3 votes, council members selected Higgins to keep the mayor’s position and Councilwoman Pamela Haley to be deputy mayor.
There was plenty of applause and smiles at Spokane Valley City Hall Tuesday evening as incumbent Pamela Haley – along with two newly elected councilwomen, Brandi Peetz and Linda (Hatcher) Thompson – took the oath of office for Spokane Valley City Council.
Voters on Tuesday rejected conservatives on the Spokane Valley Council on Tuesday, voting out incumbents Mike Munch, Ed Pace and J. Caleb Collier, and putting a fourth conservative in danger of losing in a race too close to call.
The race for Spokane Valley City Council Position 2 is heating up, and so is the rhetoric between its two candidates.
Spokane Valley voters have a decision to make about what kind of council it wants. It can be ideologically driven, or it can stick to the basics of the job while considering regional solutions. If voters prefer the latter, they will select Linda Thompson and Brandi Peetz..
Some of Spokane Valley City Councilman Caleb Collier’s election signs were painted with obscene graffiti Monday. His challenger, Brandi Peetz, had signs stolen.
Five open positions on the Spokane Valley City Council draw early filings with the PDC from new and veteran politicians including Ben Wick